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Matty Healy confirms The 1975 will take ‘indefinite hiatus’

The group will take a break from playing live after wrapping their ‘Still…At Their Very Best’ tour

By Joe Goggins

The 1975 (Picture: Jenn Five)

Matty Healy has confirmed that The 1975 will take an “indefinite hiatus” once they wrap up their latest tour.

The band kicked off their second major world tour in support of last year’s Being Funny in a Foreign Language earlier this month, and will continue to play North American arenas through to December.

They will then bring the Still…At their Very Best tour to the UK in February 2024, before going on to undertake a run of shows across Europe. Afterwards, though, the band will take an extended break from live shows.

Healy has again been in hot water this past week after using an account on X (formerly Twitter), presumably his own given that he has frequently shared screenshots from it on his verified Instagram account, to use an ableist slur in a tweet about the supergroup boygenius. He was quickly slapped down by the group’s Lucy Dacus, in a post that has gone on to attract more than 72,000 likes.

“It’s wonderful you’re all here,” Healy, the band’s frontman, told the audience at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California on Tuesday (September 26). “After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus with shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight. Thank you so much.”

The group’s UK run next February is their biggest ever, with multiple-night runs at a host of arenas, including four nights at The O2 Arena in London. You can read the full dates below. The shows at The O2 will be the first to be held under the venue’s new ‘carbon-removed’ project, whereby a variety of methods will be used to remove the carbon generated by events at the arena from the atmosphere.

The band reissued their debut album at the start of this month to mark its ten-year anniversary, and while Healy has been uncharacteristically taciturn on when new music might arrive, that the hiatus will apparently only relate to touring means The 1975 will presumably remain a going studio concern.

The 1975, February 2024:

8 – Glasgow, The OVO Hydro

9 – Glasgow, The OVO Hydro

12 – London, The O2 Arena

13 – London, The O2 Arena

14 – London, The O2 Arena

17 – Manchester, AO Arena

18 – Manchester, AO Arena

20 – London, The O2 Arena

21 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena